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in (one's) favor

To one's advantage or for one's benefit. I'm so relieved that the court ruled in my favor! My mom being away when report cards were mailed home has really worked out in my favor—I'm not grounded for my bad grades yet!
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in favor (with someone)

Highly regarded (by someone); widely accepted or enjoyed (by someone). Primarily heard in US. John had been in favor with his boss ever since he managed to secure that lucrative client. Though many were skeptical of its success, the sequel is largely in favor with the devoted fanbase. The new fashion has been in favor for a few weeks now.
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in someone's favor

 
1. to someone's advantage or credit. (Especially in sports scores, as in the examples.) The score was ten to twelve in our favor. At the end of the second half, the score was forty to three in the other team's favor. 2. *in someone's favor liked by someone; approved of by someone. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) John might be able to help me. I hope I'm currently in his favor. My mother is mad at me. I'm certainly not in her favor. I'll try to get into her favor.
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in favor (of someone or something)

approving, supporting, or endorsing someone or something. Are you in favor of lower taxes? Of course, I'm in favor.
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in/out of ˈfavour (with somebody)

supported/not supported or liked/not liked by somebody: I seem to be out of favour with the head of department after my remarks at the meeting.He stays late every afternoon because he wants to stay in favour with the boss.
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References in classic literature ?
It has been asked why it was thought necessary, that the State magistracy should be bound to support the federal Constitution, and unnecessary that a like oath should be imposed on the officers of the United States, in favor of the State constitutions.
One solitary town, Tampa Town, was able to put in a claim in favor of its situation.
Madame de Bellegarde fixed her eyes on the floor, and Newman thought it probable she was weighing the reasons in favor of resenting the brutality of this remark.
They belong to a younger generation of Palestinian American activists who reject the two-state solution in favor of the idea of binationality, under which Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza would be merged into one secular state where Jews and Palestinians would have equal rights under the law.
3 million shares of MiniMed common stock were voted in favor of the merger agreement.
Ruling in favor of the insurance company, the court sum that the policyholder was under sufficient notice regarding changes in the policy given differences in the deductible, a change in the premium, and the fact that notice was given to an agent.